Yet another reason that one needn't upgrade unless one wishes to. As far
as the XP machines I'm running; the hardware is a bit too old for Win-7
or later but do fine as they are.
On 11/17/2015 7:14 PM, Frank Strauss wrote:
> Hi Corey-I have Win 7 Professional, and it allows creation of a virtual
> machine running XP. I have three legacy bits of software that only run on
> XP or older, and the VM runs them like socks on a rooster. The VM goes
> on-line separately from Win7, and in fact needs it's own anti virus
> software. I think it's too bad MS didn't include a virtual machine with
> Win10 and newer.
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 9:48 PM, Corey Bailey<[log in to unmask]>
>> I would guess by now that CJB has an answer to his question (and several
>> I would like to point out that one does not have to convert to Windows 10
>> right away. Not now, not in your lifetime if you wish. For those using
>> Win-7, you can expect support from Microsoft for the next 5-6 years and,
>> Win-7 will run just fine (unsupported) for years after that. There is that
>> annoying pop-up in Win-7 that reminds one to take advantage of the free
>> upgrade which will supposedly go away in July of 2016. We'll see when next
>> July comes around. What I did was to buy a refurb HD, clone the OS, then
>> install the cloned drive and do the Win-10 upgrade. When all was done, I
>> reinstalled the original boot drive with Win-7 and went back to work,
>> storing the Win-10 drive for future use.
>> My two ingest computers are running Win-XP and work just fine. The laptop
>> that I'm writing this email on, along with one of the other PC's in our
>> home are using XP and work just fine. And, (last but not least) a
>> surprising percentage of corporate America is still using Win-XP.
>> So, if you're an early adopter, go for it! If not, you can take your sweet
>> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering